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City of Williston reaching out for more retail businesses

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials in Williston are trying to draw more retail chains to the western North Dakota oil patch hub. Williston Economic Development and the Williston Convention and Visitor Bureau recently hired the retail data analysis company Buxton to identify the best retail options for the city and begin attracting stores. Based on survey results, the city is aiming ...

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In reversal, North Dakota gets less from feds than it gives

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil prosperity has reversed a historic trend of the state getting a greater share of federal spending than its residents paid in taxes. The Tax Foundation, a Washington think tank, said North Dakota got $1.68 in federal spending for every dollar its residents paid in federal taxes in 2005, ranking sixth in the nation. For ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Be thankful for the important people in your lives The Daily News, Wahpeton, Nov. 23, 2015 Thanksgiving is mere days away and for many of us, our mouths are already salivating as we anticipate the traditional feast. Bring on the turkey and dressing, pumpkin pie and camaraderie of family and good friends partaking in this annual celebration. As you sit ...

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Glacial Lakes Energy planning upgrades in Mina, Watertown

MINA, S.D. — Glacial Lakes Energy is planning to spend $23 million on improvements to its ethanol production facilities in Mina and Watertown. Officials hope the work will allow the company to be more competitive in national and international markets. The upgrades also are expected to result in better margins and lower costs, The American News reports. About $7 million ...

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Drone pilot training center on fast track in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A major U.S. defense contractor that is opening an unmanned aircraft training academy in North Dakota may start with a temporary structure because of the growing demand for pilots and other crew members, the head of a drone business park says. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. held its groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month at Grand Sky, ...

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Don’t blame the turkey if you feel snoozy

Impress your friends and family this Thanksgiving with some tidbits about the chemistry behind the big meal. Read this and you can put a stop to that tryptophan myth: that one you’re always hearing about how all the tryptophan in turkey sends you into a stupor. Tryptophan — an amino acid — is not to blame. That’s just one lesson ...

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Williston sets deadline for elimination of oil crew camps

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston’s City Commission has set a July 1 deadline for the elimination of oil field crew camps within city limits, but the issue still might not be resolved. Commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve an ordinance setting the deadline, after debate about its impact on the energy industry. However, Mayor Howard Klug said he will push ...

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Thanksgiving getaway 2015: Cheap gas but fears of terrorism

LOS ANGELES — That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high. An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be ...

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